Indiana Dept. of Correction Receives Government Innovation Award

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Last fall, the Research Division of the Indiana Department of Correction responded to a solicitation for research to address the improvement of Indiana’s talent pipeline and workforce. 

This solicitation came in the form of a data visualization challenge hosted by Indy Big Data, a conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, which focuses on innovations in the realm of big data manipulation and presentation.  The project was designed to strengthen statewide efforts being made by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, to develop a skilled and ready workforce.

The DOC model focused on addressing areas of future vocational training as well as placement of offenders into training based on the vocational needs of their potential release area and determining appropriate employment options for trained offenders re-entering society.

The IDOC model focused on addressing areas of future vocational training as well as placement of offenders into training based on the vocational needs of their potential release area and determining appropriate employment options for trained offenders re-entering society.

“Government rarely gets credit for the tremendous range of innovation it drives. But as the winners of the Public Sector Innovation award it is clear, amazing things are happening at all levels of the public sector,” stated Commissioner Rob Carter.

The Government Innovation Award for Public Sector Innovation award was presented in Tysons Corner Virginia on November 7th  to Deputy Director Megan Lalioff and Executive Director Sarah Schelle for their work on the Occupational Optimization Model. To learn more click HERE.

Deputy Director Megan Lalioff and Executive Director Sarah Schelle accepting the Government Innovation Award for Public Sector Innovation from GCN for their work on the Occupational Optimization Model.

Deputy Director Megan Lalioff and Executive Director Sarah Schelle accepting the Government Innovation Award for Public Sector Innovation from GCN for their work on the Occupational Optimization Model.

The DOC model focused on addressing areas of future vocational training as well as placement of offenders into training based on the vocational needs of their potential release area and determining appropriate employment options for trained offenders re-entering society.

 The Indiana Department of Correction is currently seeking qualified candidates to join their team. To jump-start your career in corrections visit WorkForIndiana.IN.gov and apply for a correctional officer or correctional caseworker position.

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